A Weekend in Brighton
It had been a good two years since I’d been to Brighton and with itchy feet and a need for some sea air, I decided a last-minute night on the South Coast could be exactly what I needed.
Having been to the Artist’s Residence in London, we booked a room at their Brighton outpost the day before we went… It was a toss-up but we ended up going for the cheapest, snuggest room thinking we weren’t likely to spend much time there. The room was sweet, cosy and functional but if you’re after romance or a treat, I’d suggest splurging on something roomier… The hotel had a fun, super casual atmosphere with lovely staff and amazing restaurants and bar that are worth visiting even if you stay elsewhere. Those fish burgers are on another level!
Just our luck that the weather took a turn for the worse just as we set off for the train on the Saturday morning, so our weekend was a little more overcast than we’d have hoped. Still, it meant the beach was near deserted when you moved further away from the pier and we had an excuse to keep popping into shops, coffee shops and juice bars throughout the day. Below is a little selection of the favourite bits of our trip… One big tip is to make sure you book restaurants for dinner well in advance; we tried booking 3 or 4 different restaurants the day before, all of which were fully booked aside from the early bird special at 6. Brighton loves to eat clearly! Ignore the hens and the stags (there are a lot), take the Kiss Me Quick scene and endless bars of rock with a pinch of salt and head to some of Brighton’s best independent stores, cafes and restaurants for a real taste of the creative side of this seaside hub.
Juices and smoothies at the amazing 42 Juice
Treasure-hunting at Snooper’s Paradise in the Lanes
Fish burgers at The Set of Scales at the Artist Residence
Lunch or dinner at the delicious Plateau – too many wines, too little time.
Minimal, artisanal interiors heaven at WorkShop Living
Independent brands for guys and girls at Our Daily Edit
Cocktails at The Cocktail Shack at the Artist’s Residence – get there in good time to grab a table.
Wolf and Gypsy in the lanes for vintage summer dresses, kaftans and denim.
Head to the beach for a salty air, kitsch seaside fix.
Wander round the Pavillion gardens and sea what’s on in terms of exhibitions. We popped into the touring Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition while there.
Grey sweater | J. Lindenberg
Jeans | Asos (smilar here)
Trainers | Senso
Leather Jacket | Belstaff (similar from Asos here)
Snakeskin sandals | ATP Atelier
Orange t-shirt | Toteme
Necklaces | Missoma (back in stock now!)
Bag | Celine via Vestiaire Collective
Ph. James Wright and myself using the Canon 5D and iPhone 6